18 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Lucerne
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Via Nocera, Taxi to Praiano
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Praiano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Kempegowda International Airport

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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris travel route builder.

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Paris. In April, Paris is cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astrid-Kapelle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument and then engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lucerne by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

2
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Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Interlaken are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

1
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online vacation planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in May, with highs in Venice at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Praiano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Praiano, Italy

Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Piccadilly Ceramics, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally head outdoors with Walk of the Gods.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Praiano road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Rome to Praiano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praiano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.